Cherry Jones Pulls Name From Emmy Consideration

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com June 07 2010 2:20 PM ET

Emmy and Tony winner Cherry Jones has pulled her name from consideration for a Best Supporting Actress Emmy this year because she doesn’t think her character’s story line in 24's final season is worthy of an award.

The out actress took home the Emmy for playing President Allison Taylor last year. This year, she told Entertainment Weekly, she felt her character lacked direction.

"By the end of the season, these guys [producers] are just this side of brain dead. They have been trying so hard. They don't have an arc. Most TV shows would have an arc and they would figure out how to nudge everybody in the direction they wanted to go ... [The producers] try to follow things they think will be the most shocking."

24 wrapped up its eighth and final season last month. Jones had been considered a favorite to score a nomination this year.